IES to Showcase Advancements to Early-Stage Architectural Analysis Solutions at AIA 2012
New solar shading and analysis features to enhance IES Architectural Analysis tools
01st May 2012
Boston – May 1, 2012 – Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design and operation, will showcase new updates to its Architectural Analysis software at the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention and Design Expo later this month. Architects, engineers and designers will get an in-depth look at the new ways to visualize solar shading, solar arc and solar analysis within VE-Gaia and VE-Pro at booth 2121.
“We’ve added key features that make the LEED certification and early-stage design process even easier for architects and designers,” said Dr. Don McLean, founder and CEO of IES. “As a hub for sustainable design advancements, we’re looking forward to showing AIA attendees what these software suites are capable of and why the hard data they provide is instrumental in the sustainable design process.”
The IES Architectural Analysis capabilities of VE-Gaia and VE-Navigator for LEED allow architects to undertake model set-up, assign data, iterate workflows, trigger simulations, filter results and produce automated visual and rich-text reports. The tools enable design professionals to carry out climate, daylighting, energy, LEED credit analysis and more. The step-by-step workflow systems allow users to progress from early ballpark ‘apple with apple’ comparisons to detailed calculations, fine tuning and reporting. Easy importing from Autodesk Revit, SketchUp® and Trelligence further streamlines the overall design process.
IES is also running a competition for AIA 2012. The winner will receive a one year license for VE-Gaia, the most comprehensive Architectural Analysis tool available, plus free access to the VE-Navigator for LEED, and associated training.
To enter the AIA 2012 Competition, applicants must answer one question in 100 words or less...
What do you view as the Architect’s role in Energy Analysis?
Applicants must enter their response online at http://www.iesve.com/AIA2012Comp. To see other entries and for updates on the competition, follow the official hashtag – #IESCompAIA on Twitter.
AIA 2012 takes place May 17-19 in Washington, DC. For live updates from the showroom floor, follow @IESVE on Twitter.
Integrated Environmental Solutions’ (IES) mission is to advance the sustainability of the world’s built environment through the use of integrated performance modelling technology, delivering resource efficient, low-energy, zero-carbon buildings and cities for future generations. For additional information, please visit www.iesve.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest IES news, or read our blog.